Sentosa GrillFest 2018 | Friday 13, 2018

Sentosa GrillFest 2018.
A leisurely and breezy evening at Siloso Beach to enjoy the gourmet delights of Sentosa GrillFest 2018.

Traveling to the southern rim of Singapore i.e. Siloso Beach to check out Sentosa GrillFest 2018.

Hipster food events are all the rage in Singapore nowadays, with this latest one part of the weeks-long Feast at Sentosa campaign and happening at the edge of Singapore. I.E., near where I believe is still promoted as the southernmost tip of mainland Asia. (I’m not kidding)

Consisting of a kilometre-long food street flanking Siloso Beach, Sentosa GrillFest 2018 promises gourmet delights alongside live music and sea breezes. Eager to be out after being stuck at home for a few days, I decided to brave opening day crowds and to head down on the first day.

Hey, it was nowhere near as congested as I thought it would be! The food was expectedly superb and the occasional salty sea breeze rejuvenating too.

Sentosa GrillFest 2018 Entrance.
Western entrance “gate.” This was around a minute’s walk from the Beach Station of Sentosa Express.
Gelatissimo Mascot.
Gelatissimo’s mascot enthusiastically greeted me right after I entered the main stretch.
Sentosa GrillFest 2018.
Somewhere around the middle of the stretch, near to the AJ Hackett bungy jump.
Yakitori Store at Sentosa GrillFest 2018.
As I was there at six, many stalls were empty or still in the midst of preparation.

The permanent pavilions of Siloso Beach were also part of Sentosa GrillFest 2018. After checking out the entire stretch, I began my munching at the Sapphire Pavilion, which was in use by Angliss Singapore. In the event map, this location was listed as Gourmet Discovery by Angliss Singapore.

Gourmet Discovery by Angliss Singapore.
Gourmet Discovery by Angliss Singapore.
Grilled Hyogo Oysters by Angliss Singapore.
Grilled Hyogo Oysters by Angliss. I didn’t try this as I’m not into oysters.
Arabiki Pork Sausage by Angliss Singapore.
Arabiki Pork Sausage. This was great! The sausage was incredibly juicy and went very well with the Dijon mustard.

Payment System

By the way, Sentosa GrillFest 2018 uses a prepaid credit system, in the form of a paper band you could wrap around your wrist. The initial top-up is SGD 30/-, and depending on your preferred mode of payment, subsequent top-ups begin from SGD 5/-. (Minimum top-up using credit cards is 20 bucks, if I remember correctly).

Thing to note, though, there’s no refund for unused credit and so some arithmetic strategizing is necessary to avoid wastage.

In my case, having never been great at maths, I still had two bucks in me band when I left. Dumping the band was thus a little painful for me …

Food, Food, and More Food

A little bit more about the crowds before I continue, as some earlier write-ups expressed concern over whether the event would be hot and stuffy.

It did get crowded after dark but overall, it was still easy to buy from the stalls, or find seats.


Benches were everywhere and most diners didn’t linger. There being a constant breeze also meant it wasn’t warm at all. In fact, I felt my food went cold rather quickly.

To give you a clearer idea, there were these groups of Korean goddesses strutting about with TV studio degree make-up. None looked flustered to me at all. On the contrary, they seemed pretty delighted by the ambience.

Ola Beach Club Stall at Sentosa GrillFest 2018.
Ola’s store was right beside their building.
Brewerkz Fries.
All sorts of gourmet fries by Brewerkz. This stall was popular. There was already a queue when I passed by at six-fifteen.
Kinsa Sushi X Hokey Poki at Sentosa GrillFest 2018.
Asian and Laksa delights by Kinsa Sushi X Hokey Poki.
Herb Crusted Baby Lamb by Spuds and Aprons.
What I had as my “main course” for the evening. Herb Crusted Baby Lamb by Spuds and Aprons. This was seriously awesome. Succulent and tender. Exploding with taste too. And it was a lot for 16 bucks.
Sentosa GrillFest 2018 Percussion Band Performance.
A percussion band, with chefs on stilts, danced past I was enjoying the lamb.
Wagyu Delights at Sentosa GrillFest 2018.
Wagyu delights by Fat Belly.
Salted Egg Chicken with Mini Belgian Waffle
Salted Egg Chicken with Mini Belgian Waffle by Wavehouse. No SG hipster food event nowadays is complete without numerous appearances by the golden sauce.
Sentosa GrillFest 2018 evening shot.
It’s a good thing that the food street stretches for a kilometre. Walking up and down it sure burns up food. Enabling you to eat more!

Sentosa Grillfest 2018 Ambience

Apart from the food, what I enjoyed most at the GrillFest was the music. There were live performances. There were also numerous speakers throughout the whole stretch broadcasting 70s and 80s hits.

Live Performance by The JumpStart at Sentosa GrillFest 2018.
Live performance at the Sapphire Pavilion by The JumpStart.
ola Beach Club in the evening.
As Siloso Beach is less than a minute away, an evening at Sentosa GrillFest 2018 is also a great opportunity to take some night pics.
Chefs on Stilts at Sentosa GrillFest 2018.
Another pic of those Chefs on Stilts!

Sentosa GrillFest 2018 is ongoing till Jul 29. (Weekends i.e. Fridays to Sundays only) Admission is Free.

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Sentosa GrillFest 2018
Excursion to Sentosa GrillFest 2018. It was a leisurely and breezy evening, full of delightful gourmet food.

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